Sheila Rae's Peppermint Stick

by Kevin Henkes

When little Louise wants a lick of big sister Sheila Rae’s peppermint stick,... read more

When little Louise wants a lick of big sister Sheila Rae’s peppermint stick, Sheila Rae taunts her. “You can have one lick if . . . ” she offers, challenging her little sister to guess how many stripes are on the stick, and then to reach it while Sheila Rae holds it high over her head. “If I had two, I’d give you one,” Sheila Rae tells Louise. And Sheila Rae is true to her word when her scheme to keep the peppermint stick all to herself backfires in Louise’s favor. This original board book from Kevin Henkes is a crisply told, sweetly satisfying story of two mice, one peppermint stick, and love. (Ages 2–5)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2002

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